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Admissions achieves Transfer Honor Roll for fourth consecutive year

The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society has been helping well-deserving students who achieve great academic heights for more than 100 years. Each year, the organization determines the top colleges providing the best transfer student services to ...

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2021 faculty promotions announced

Newman University announced that several of its faculty members have been awarded academic tenure or received a promotion in faculty rank, all approved by the Newman University Board of Trustees. Those receiving a promotion in ...

St. John Henry Newman Scholars announced

Newman University has selected three students to receive its most prestigious scholarship, the St. John Henry Newman Scholarship, for the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year. The scholarship is a full-tuition annual award renewable for four years. Applicants ...

Arts and Literary Festival 2021: ‘Alegría: Ode to Joy’

The annual Newman University Arts and Literary Festival will be held Friday, March 12, 2021. The theme differs each year and in recent years has varied from Harry Potter to Beowulf. This year’s event is ...

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Newman University crowns Homecoming royalty

Newman University Homecoming was held on Feb. 18, 2021. Students celebrated all week long with events planned by Student Life. On Thursday night, students gathered in the Fugate Student Center to watch the basketball games ...

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A tribute to High Tea

The annual St. John Henry Newman High Tea, traditionally held during Heritage Month, pays homage to the English heritage of Newman University’s namesake. The event typically consists of a buffet of handmade English treats, tea ...

Giving Day celebrations will last all day Feb 25

The Newman University Campus will be buzzing during its second annual Giving Day. Director of Alumni and Campus Events Laura Hartley and the Giving Day committee have spent hours planning a day of excitement for ...

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Homecoming court candidates announced

The Newman University 2021 homecoming candidates have been announced. Five women and five men have been honored on social media with a video introduction and the crowning ceremony will take place at halftime of the ...

Celebrating the Lenten season on Ash Wednesday

Newman University will celebrate Ash Wednesday with a Mass held on Feb. 17 at 12:05 p.m. in St. John’s Chapel. The public is welcome to join in celebrating the first day of Lenten season. This ...

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A full week of homecoming fun up ahead

Newman University’s homecoming week will begin Feb. 15. The week is always jam-packed with fun activities and opportunities to celebrate Jet pride and this year is no different. Homecoming week events are as follows: Monday, ...

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Wichita Eagle reporter Denise Neil a beneficial professor for Newman students

Denise Neil is best known in Wichita for her restaurant coverage in The Wichita Eagle — a segment titled Dining With Denise. At Newman University, she’s also known for bringing her journalism experience to the ...

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Ceremonial mace crafted to serve as university heirloom

With the help of many members of the Newman community, the university has gained a new heirloom: a mace made of red cedar that pays homage to the university’s roots. A mace is a ceremonial ...

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Athletics department strives to meet fundraising goals

The Newman University athletics department relies on support and funding from generous Jets fans to keep each team in play throughout the year. The athletics budget doesn’t include things like new uniforms or technology so ...

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Professor passes down passion for education to students

Max Frazier has spent 43 years in the education field, with the past 17 years spent as an associate professor of secondary education at Newman University “I personally believe that spending your days working with ...

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Pi Gamma Mu initiation ceremony held virtually

Pi Gamma Mu, a nationally recognized honor society for high-achieving students striving toward a career in the social sciences, conducted its induction ceremony Dec. 22, 2020, with a virtual format. The society was founded in ...

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Basketball alumna finds success as volleyball coach

Alumna Melissa (Brockleman) Holle ’10 played basketball during her time at Newman University but has found success as a high school coach in another sport. Her Hanover High School team took home the Kansas 1A ...

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Alumnus named first-ever head coach of collegiate soccer program

Alumnus Antonio Ledesma ’05 has been named head men’s and women’s soccer coach for Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC) in his hometown of Athens, Texas. Ledesma is the first soccer coach for the college’s new ...

Thinking about a degree in radiologic technology?

There’s more to a career in radiology than just X-raying bones. Radiologic technologists are highly skilled medical professionals who assist the radiologist in the diagnosis of diseases using ionizing radiation. They deal directly with patients ...

Newman prepares future educators for a successful career

Newman University was founded in 1933 with the purpose of training future teachers. The School of Education and Social Work is continuing the legacy of preparing students to transform society in the Wichita area, throughout ...

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Nurse anesthesia program awarded $50,000 grant

The Kansas Health Foundation awarded the Newman University nurse anesthesia program a $50,000 grant to help further the program’s curriculum. Program Director Megan Cook said, “I am extremely grateful to the Kansas Health Foundation for ...

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Flying discs on campus are gaining popularity

Two sports involving flying discs are gaining popularity on the Newman campus. “There are two different things going on with flying discs: ultimate Frisbee and disc golf,” said Newman University Chaplain Adam Grelinger, who is ...

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Newman community member Juanita Alarcon passes away

Former Newman University employee Juanita Alarcorn died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020.  Alarcon ended her 14-year stint at Newman University as the administrative assistant for the School of Education. Alarcon was a dedicated and caring employee. ...

Newman joins global generosity movement

Giving Tuesday, a feel-good movement that started in 2012, is a day for people and organizations to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity. It particularly fits Newman’s mission, as the Giving Tuesday website indicates the day’s ...

Pi Gamma Mu inducts 41 new members

Pi Gamma Mu is a nationally recognized honor society for high-achieving students striving toward a career in the social sciences. The Newman University chapter has been led for many years by Professor Emeritus for the ...

Thanksgiving break marks the end of a bustling campus

Newman University will be moving the majority of courses fully online starting on Monday, Nov. 23. Students will attend classes online Monday and Tuesday prior to their Thanksgiving break which starts on Nov 25 and ...

Giving Tuesday event a Newman take on a popular game show

The Newman University Advancement Office will be hosting a special Giving Tuesday fundraising event titled “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Newman University Edition.” The virtual event will happen through Facebook Live on Tuesday, Dec. ...

Students take part in unique volunteer opportunity

The Newman University School of Business (SCOBUS) is gathering donations for the Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County. Boxes have been placed around campus for community members to drop off new toys, clothing of all ...

Staff connect with students with Halloween treats

What better way to connect with college students than to pass out free candy? And what better time to do that than Halloween? Newman University Staff Assembly wanted to bring some normalcy to students’ lives ...

Silent Auction
Silent Auction for Newman community

Newman University Staff Assembly will host its annual silent auction from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10. The event was originally scheduled in April but was postponed due to COVID-19. The annual event ...

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Cross country performing well at competitions

Cross country is the only sport so far this semester that has been able to take part in competitions. The women’s and men’s teams have competed twice this semester, first Sept. 26 in the Cottonwood ...

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Jets Resource Hub: Newman’s new food pantry

The Newman University Student Government Association (SGA) has recognized the need for a food pantry-like entity on campus for the past year. As of Oct. 12, 2020, that need has been fulfilled. It was a ...

Newman awarded two grants from Evergy

Newman University was awarded two grants from Evergy that will allow the university to better serve underserved students. One grant will fund the 2021 spring Newman STEM Education Program (NSEP) for high school students and ...

From homeschool student to public school teacher

Morgan Owings grew up in a homeschool classroom and felt called to the teaching profession. “God placed a very clear and heavy call on my life to be a teacher,” she said. She feels her ...

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Steckline Gallery opens with semester-long exhibit

Steckline Gallery will present “React/Reflect/Respond” throughout the fall 2020 semester. The exhibit contains work from more than 20 local artists who used the stay-at-home order and other pandemic-related issues for inspiration. Two of the works ...

‘One Community Many Voices’; a theater performance

The theater department is embracing the challenges of the past few months by allowing students to share their work and the work of others through performance. The performance, “One Community Many Voices,” will feature work ...

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Newman purchases new vans for student travel

Newman University recently purchased three new vans for student travel. The vans boast a large Newman Jets logo on the side and elements of the Wichita flag. The vans will primarily be used for athletic ...